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We’ve found the first type of molecule to form after the big bang

17 Apr 2019, 18:00 UTC
We’ve found the first type of molecule to form after the big bang William B. Latter (SIRTF Science Center/Caltech) and NASA/ESA

In the beginning, there were no molecules. For hundreds of thousands of years after the big bang, the universe was too hot and full of radiation for atoms to bond together – but now, for the first time, we have spotted the first type of molecule to arrive on the scene.

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